SignMeUp is pleased to offer assistance to race organizers who have been displaced by the shutdown of the RaceIT race registration platform, which is scheduled for November 15, 2017. We invite you to join the SignMeUp community to take advantage of our industry-leading support and online race registration. How SignMeUp Will Assist with RaceIT Migration … Continue reading SignMeUp Offers RaceIT Migration Assistance
(Need online event registration? Find us on signmeup.com.) Everyone will tell you that social media is important, but few will address how overwhelming it feels to start using it with all the social platforms available—especially in the context of event promotion. We won’t hesitate to break the pressure you may feel: You, the event planner, … Continue reading Part 1: What Event Planners Should Know About Social Media Marketing
One common question asked by almost all event organizers is this: how do I attract and retain sponsors for my event? Not sponsors that will give me a flyer for a goodie bag, but quality sponsors that will help me make the event a better experience for its participants and the community? As a recovering … Continue reading Got Sponsors?
One of the favorite parts of my job as the IT director of the Chicago Marathon was being at the finish line. I helped certify three world marathon records during the time I worked on the event (1997–2003). I also was there as the last finishers crossed the line. "Harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of … Continue reading 5 Race Director Mistakes That Hurt Participants
Now that it’s January, I thought it appropriate to suggest some New Year’s “online registration” resolutions. I promise these aren’t nearly as difficult as losing 20 pounds. Plus, implementing them just might get more registrations for your event. Promote your event on social media, and motivate registrants to do the same. You can post your … Continue reading Registration Resolutions
Social media is a scary term for many event organizers. How do you properly market yourself through a medium that is largely controlled by the end user? How do you know what social media tools are for you? The answer itself is also a scary one: it depends. However, as an event organizer, you can't … Continue reading 6 Quick Steps to Market Your Event on Social Media
Several of my SignMeUp colleagues and I recently attended The Running Event in Austin, TX. The three days were packed full of workshops and presentations, as well as a huge product expo and a particularly intimidating 5K run (the winning time was 14:23 – a 4:38 pace – and the top 11 finishers were all … Continue reading Event Sponsorship: The Inside Scoop